What to Consider with Your Electrical Layout Before A Kitchen Renovation
Renovating your kitchen is an exciting step for your home. You will open a whole new world of opportunities for your cooking and even your cleaning. Technology is advancing rapidly, and you likely want to advance with it. If you live in an older home, this may not be possible. Your old wiring may be preventing you from having certain appliances and kitchen features.
Before you start renovating your kitchen, take some time to create an electrical plan. You don’t need a degree to do this – don’t worry. All you need to do is decide where you want your major appliances, lighting, and outlets. In this way, our electricians can get to work and bring you your dream kitchen.
You may need to rewire your kitchen before installing all these new electrical appliances. Schedule an electrical inspection with a licensed electrician so you can start the process of rewiring your kitchen. This may seem like a big job, but you will experience the immediate benefits when you use your new appliances.
Kitchen Appliance Circuits
Some circuits need to be separate from others. Kitchen appliance circuits are included in that group. Big appliances like your oven, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and microwave ovens need special circuits that will help keep up with the power demand.
When you plan the placement of your outlets in your new kitchen, remember that most kitchen appliances come with short cords. Ensure that you place the outlets in convenient places for these appliances to reach. You may also want to decide on what appliances you will have in your kitchen and how many there will be. It may be a good idea to install enough outlets for all of your appliances to prevent overloading.
GFCI Outlets, or ground-fault circuit interrupters, are safety devices installed in areas that come into contact with moisture. Water can cause shorts if it gets into your outlets. Steam may make its way into them when you cook or wash dishes. Prevent this by installing GFCI outlets that will stop the flow of current if a fault is detected.
Before we come to your home to talk about your renovations, decide where you want your lighting and what kind of lighting you want. Perhaps you want task lighting. No matter what, speak to our electricians about your lighting ideas.
Professional Electrical Services
If you are nervous about your electrical adjustments, we are here to put your mind at ease. Travis Electrical Services has a skilled team of electricians that can make your life much easier. We will assist you with every step of your kitchen renovation. From the rewiring to the lighting, we are at your service. We understand that remodeling your kitchen is a big investment and an even bigger decision. That is why we provide honest feedback and professional advice so you can get the best out of your kitchen.
For more information on how to prepare your kitchen for renovations, schedule an electrical inspection with us today at (931) 542-2878 or arrange one online.